“Ultra-plush. Ultra -modern. Luxurious.” That’s how this terraced residence, designed for a well-known builder in Mumbai, is described by ZZ Architects. It’s a dazzler — from your first glimpse of the glass-domed ceiling in the living room, complemented by a glass panel border on one side, and water fountains behind the biscuit-colored seating. Maroon sofas add color to the other end of the room, and custom-designed lights allow the occupants to change the degree and area of illumination, depending on the occasion and the mood. Steps away in this open plan is the dining area, paneled with walnut that matches the linen and storage cabinets, and lighted “ice cube” cabinets for contrast. Fit for a crowd, this dining space also takes advantage of the customized lighting options — from bright and bouncy to serene and subtle.
Step out onto the terrace and you might think you’re floating on air; faux green grass and wood decking ground you, while breathtaking views of the coast of Mumbai let your imagination soar. Need to cook for a special dinner party? The stainless-steel-and-marble kitchen gives you plenty of counter space for prep, and a convenient peninsula stove. Edging of brick-red along the top of the cabinets provides a nice splash of color. And when day is done, a soothing soak or relaxing shower in the magnificent white marble bathroom is the perfect prelude to snuggling up in a roomy bed; one last glance at the stars through the expansive glass wall before you, and you know it’ll be a good night.